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140047 VO Introduction into Epigraphic South Arabic I (2018W)

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Wednesday 10.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 17.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 24.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 31.10. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 07.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 14.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 21.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 28.11. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 05.12. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 12.12. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 09.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 16.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 23.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27
Wednesday 30.01. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Arabica UniCampus Hof 4 2D-O1-27

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is designed to acquaint students with the major languages of ancient South Arabia, namely Sabaic, Qatabanic, Minaic, and Hadramitic. There will be a heavy emphasis, at least initially, on Sabaic, as this is the best attested of these languages. Students should come out of this course with a basic working knowledge of these languages, including grammar, syntax, morphology, and lexicon, together with an ability to identify the rough time-frame of an inscription based on paleography.

Assessment and permitted materials

At the end of the semester, students will be given an in-class exam. This exam will consist of a photograph of a Sabaic inscription. Each student is to translate the text. It is permissible to use any dictionaries or grammars, as well as any power-points from class. More information on the exam will be given towards the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading will be based on in-class participation and final exam. The final exam will account for 50% of the grade for the course.

The grading system is as follows:

5) 0-52: not enough (not keeping up with the homework, homework full of mistakes, poor performance in class and/or on the final exam)
4) 53-65: enough (occasionally turning in the homework, homework and performance in in-class participation and on the final exam indicates some knowledge of the subject, but with much room for improvement)
3) 66-77: satisfactory (keeping up with the homework but without retaining information, homework and/or final exam passable but still not that great)
2) 78-90: good (keeping up with the homework, homework and/or final exam could be improved in terms of certain details but otherwise okay)
1) 91-100: very good (keeping up with the homework, homework and/or final exam has only minor errors, if any)

Students who score a 5 do not pass the course.

Examination topics

See above under "Art der Leistungskontrolle".

Reading list

Die Unterrichten in diesem Kurs basieren auf Peter Steins "Lehrbuch der sabäischen Sprache". PDFs von der Kapiteln dieses Buchs sind auf Anfrage erhältlich, obwohl die Power-Points das Material liefern, für das die Studenten(innen) verantwortlich sind.

Fotos von altsüdarabischen Inschriften werden auch zu Moodle für Hausaufgaben hinzugefügt.

Regelmäßig wird der Professor Artikel zu verschiedenen Themen über die antike südarabische Philologie auf Moodle hinzufügen. Obwohl diese Lesungen nicht erforderlich sind, sind sie empfohlen, besonders für die Studenten(innen), die sich für Semitistik interessieren.

Association in the course directory

KS-1, WM-24

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